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International coalition to help sustain DOAJ and its further development in the coming years

(9 November 2017) SCOSS (The Global Sustainability Coalition for Open Science Services) today announced that major organizations have recommended to their member institutions to support DOAJ with funding that will enable DOAJ to move towards a new crowdfunding effort and away from its incremental annual contribution system. Under the new model organisations will work towards sustaining DOAJ […]

November 10, 2017 - 9:58 am

Scholarly hub for scholars, not profit

(9 November 2017) A nonprofit scholarly networking and publishing platform is being planned as an alternative to for-profit platforms such as ResearchGate and The platform, called ScholarlyHub, will be member-run, but first its team must raise 500,000 euros ($579,705) to build it. The project is led by Guy Geltner, a professor of medieval history […]

November 10, 2017 - 9:48 am

SIM hiring Library Officers

(8 November 2017) Singapore Institute of Management is hiring a Library Officer, (Digital Initiatives & Services) and a  Library Officer, Library (Marketing and Outreach). The former will be part of the Digital Initiatives and Services (DIS) team and will assist manage the library’s information systems and processes to deliver quality and reliable library services to […]

November 9, 2017 - 5:46 pm

Win € 2000 plus registration and travel to IFLA World Library and Information Congress 24-30 August 2018, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

(7 November 2017) Win € 2000 plus registration and travel to IFLA World Library and Information Congress in 24–30 August 2018, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Apply for the 2018 IFLA – BibLibre International Library Marketing Award. The IFLA Section on Management and Marketing in collaboration with BibLibre, Paris, France, has the pleasure to announce the IFLA – […]

November 9, 2017 - 5:41 pm

Open access academic books downloaded, discussed and cited far more than traditional books

(7 November 2017, London)  A report from Springer Nature launched today shows there is a tangible benefit to publishing academic books using immediate, or ‘gold’, open access (OA) models. The research found that such books are: ·         Downloaded seven times more: On average, there are just under 30,000 chapter downloads per OA book within the […]

November 9, 2017 - 9:41 am

Cathay Pacific and PressReader

(7 November 2017)  Cathay Pacific has been working to improve your travel experience. Its new partnership with PressReader gives you complimentary access to thousands of the world’s best newspapers and magazines whenever you fly with Cathay Pacific or Cathay Dragon. 48 hours before your flight, you’ll be able to browse the PressReader library and save full […]

November 8, 2017 - 5:32 pm

CHORUS selects Scopus data to strengthen its services for institutions and funders

(6 November 2017) CHORUS, a not-for-profit organization committed to making articles reporting on funded research easily and permanently accessible and Elsevier, an information analytics business specializing in science and health, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding setting out how they will work together to further enhance low-cost compliance. options for public access to published research […]

November 8, 2017 - 5:15 pm

Credo offers librarians a new tool for expanding instruction around critical thinking

(7 November 2017, Boston)  Credo, the industry leader in information skills solutions, will now offer a Critical Thinking Expansion Pack to broaden the instructional reach provided by its highly-acclaimed InfoLit Modules. At a time when employers and faculty alike list critical thinking and other foundational skills as the most important outcome of a college education, […]

November 8, 2017 - 5:04 pm

Scholarly publishers join forces to launch Scientific Society Publisher Alliance (SSPA)

(6 November 2017, Washington, D.C.) A group of prestigious not-for-profit scientific membership societies today announced the launch of the Scientific Society Publisher Alliance (SSPA) (, an intiative focused on building awareness of and support for publication of scientific research by scientist-run scientific societies. The SSPA started as a collaboration of scientific societies that came together to […]

November 8, 2017 - 4:59 pm

Register now for the SCOAP3 Forum 2017

(6 November 2017) SCOAP3 is hosting its annual online Forum on Thursday, December 7th 2017: an open event presenting achievements after almost four years and an outlook into the future of the initiative. The Forum also offers an opportunity to ask questions, and provide feedback to representatives of the SCOAP3 international governance and the operations team at CERN. […]

November 8, 2017 - 4:47 pm

Participate in the 2017 International Library Automation Perceptions Survey

(4 November 2017) Please respond to this year’s International Library Automation Survey conducted through Library Technology Guides. The survey measures the levels of satisfaction that libraries have in their strategic technology products and their perceptions of the quality of service and support that they receive. The results of this survey provide valuable information to libraries […]

November 5, 2017 - 8:27 pm

NTU Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information celebrates 25 years of success

(3 November 2017) The Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information (WKWSCI) at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) is celebrating its 25th anniversary today with an alumni reunion to mark the successes of its over 6,000-strong alumni and recognise the contributions of its donors and industry partners. At the event at the National […]

November 5, 2017 - 8:22 pm

Ruth’s Rankings 30: Hong Kong and Singapore: Is Success Sustainable?

Nanyang Technological University (NTU) ranks higher than National University of Singapore (NUS) in the QS rankings and NUS ranks higher than NTU in THE rankings NTU ranks higher than HKUST in the QS rankings and HKUST ranks higher than NTU in THE rankings (Table 30.1 Big Three) By Ruth A. Pagell* (Watch Ruth Pagell present University Rankings […]

November 5, 2017 - 1:39 pm

MVRDV completes Tianjin Binhai Public Library

(2 November 2017) MVRDV in collaboration with local architects TUPDI has completed the Tianjin Binhai Library, a 33,700m2 cultural centre featuring a luminous spherical auditorium around which floor-to-ceiling bookcases cascade. The undulating bookshelf is the building’s main spatial device, and is used both to frame the space and to create stairs, seating, the layered ceiling […]

November 4, 2017 - 8:46 am

Charles Sturt University, NSW, hiring Team Manager, Electronic Resources & Acquisitions

(2 November 2017) The Team Manager, Electronic Resources and Acquisitions is responsible for leading and coordinating the negotiation, acquisition, maintenance and performance of the Library’s print and online resources, including subscription databases and licensed electronic resources. Closing date: 19 November 2017. ALIA has the full announcement.

November 3, 2017 - 8:26 am